The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a joint announcement with Intercity Packers (East) Ltd. on Saturday, warning the public, distributors and food service establishments to avoid consuming, selling, serving or using beef burger meat mix produced by Integrity Packers due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The warning comes on the heels of a Salmonella outbreak in Ottawa and southern Ontario. Public health partners from CFIA, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada are investigating the Salmonella outbreak, which may have been caused by Intercity Beef.
Beef Products Recalled for Salmonella Contamination
Packers Ltd brand Beef Burger Meat Mix 80/20, is sold in 5 kg cases (each containing 2 x 2.5 kg units) bearing UPC 90066172180172 and lot code 046. The affected product can be identified by the Establishment number (EST) 503 that appears on the outer cases. The chubs inside the case do not carry any label.
This product has been distributed to public and commercial food establishments in Ontario and Newfoundland and possibly retailers in Newfoundland. Consumers in Newfoundland are advised to check with their store of purchase to determine if they have the affected product.